Chicago Cubs vs. Colorado Rockies - 4/17/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (6-5) at Chicago Cubs (9-2)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 2:20 pm (Wrigley Field)
T Chatwood (1-1) (4.38) vs. J Lester (1-0) (2.77)
The Line: Chicago Cubs -245 / Colorado Rockies +225 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-Rocky Mountain, WGN
The Chicago Cubs and the Colorado Rockies face off on Sunday at Wrigley Field as they close out their MLB series.
The Chicago Cubs are off to a sizzling 9-2 start and are coming off of a win on Saturday. As a team the Cubs are hitting .258 with Dexter Fowler hitting .417, Miguel Montero hitting .286, and Kris Bryant hitting .250. The Cubs pitching staff has an ERA of 2.46 with the starters at 2.49 and the bullpen at 2.39. For Sunay’s game the Cubs start Jon Lester who is 1-0 with a 2.77 ERA allowing nine hits and four runs while striking out nine over 13 innings. The Cubs are hitting .278 against right-handed pitchers this season.
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The Colorado Rockies are 6-5 this season and they were unable to follow up on Friday’s win as they fell to Cubs on Saturday. As a team the Rockies are hitting .296 with Carlos Gonzalez hitting .400, D.J. LeMahieu hitting .378, and Trevor Story hitting .292 with seven home runs. The Rockies pitching staff has an ERA of 6.59 with the starters at 5.95 and the bullpen at 7.58. For Sunday’s game the Rockies start Tyler Chatwood who is 1-1 with a 4.38 ERA this season allowing 18 hits and six earned runs while striking out five over 12.1 innings. The Rockies are hitting .274 against lefties this season.
Chicago is 6-0 in their last six game three of a series, 44-13 following a win, 27-8 at home against a right-handed starter, and 2-5 in Lester’s last seven home starts against a team with a winning record. Colorado is 6-1 following a loss, 4-0 in game three of a series, 41-90 in their last 131 road games, and 1-4 in Chatwood’s last five starts against a team with a winning record. Colorado is 16-35 in their last 51 games in Chicago.
All of the value here is on Colorado as the odds here are too high for a game that really could go either way.